Hunting was a sport that was cherished by the royals and the well –to-do but not anymore. We have come to value the cost of life, whether it is in a bird or animal and hence hunting has lost its charm. George Bernard Shaw once said, “when a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity’. Such is the human nature and looking at the fall of animal or bird at the shot of a gun may be awesome to the hunter but for the hunted, it is the terrible end of life.
Man is armed where as the hunted is not and it not a fair game. Paul Rodriquez rightly said, ‘hunting is not a sport; in a sport, both sides would know they are in the game ‘. Earlier during uncivilized times, hunting was done for the protection of humans and only as self defense. But when it is done as a sport, it only earns sympathy for the hunted. But the hunger for hunting in man will not stop there because, when he is left with nothing to hunt, he starts hunting for fellow humans, for power, greed and wealth.